Earth Science Minor - Calendar Program Description

Below is a list of courses that might be of interest to a student wishing to pursue an Earth science minor. Note that this is only a recommendation and that there are many other possible courses that could be used.

Lower Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
EASC 101 3 Dynamic Earth   Pre-Req for Lower Division and Upper Division courses B-Sci
EASC 201 3 Stratigraphy and Sedimentation EASC 210 Pre-Req for EASC 302  
EASC 202 3 Introduction to Minerology EASC 101, CHEM 121 Pre-req for EASC 205  
EASC 205 3 Introduction to Petrology EASC 202, CHEM 122, PHYS 121, PHYS 131 Pre-Req for EASC 302  
EASC 207 3 Introduction to Applied Geophysics MATH 152, PHYS 121, PHYS 131 Pre-Req for EASC 307 Q
EASC 208 3 Introduction to Geochemistry EASC 202, CHEM 121, CHEM 122, CHEM 126 Pre-Req for EASC 301 Q
EASC 210 3 Historical Geology EASC 101 Pre-Req for EASC 201 B-SCI

Upper Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
EASC 305 3 Quantitative Methods for the Earth Sciences EASC 101, MATH 152, PHYS 121, STAT 270, 6 units of second year EASC courses Recommended Q
EASC 302 3 Sedimentary Petrology Stat 270, EASC 201, EASC 205 Pre-Req or Co-Req for many Upper Division courses
EASC 307 3 Applied Geophysics EASC 207 Recommended Q
EASC 301 3 Igneous Petrology EASC 205, EASC 208 Co-Req for EASC 311  
EASC 311 3 Metamorphic Petrology Co-Req: EASC 301, EASC 302 Recommended  
EASC 401 3 Sedimentology EASC 302 Recommended  
Total: 18        
Required: 15        

Synergy

Geologists generate data from many sources, and require sophisticated statistical analyses to draw meaningful conclusions from these observations. Training in both statistics and earth sciences can help prepare you to help work on interesting geological problems.

Possible Careers (Please consult other resources e.g. Career Services)

  • Ecologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Hydrologist